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livredor
Finally!
Friday, 31 October 2003 at 11:51 am
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So I've been having problems with hot water for embarrassingly long, and not doing anything about it cos it was an intermittent problem, and cos I was too busy and too disorganized to deal with it.

And then my lovely mother organized for the boiler man to come today, and he diagnosed the problem, dealt with it and talked me through the whole procedure. And generally he's my favourite workman in the world; he even gave me a precise time when I could expect him rather than making me wait around all day. I also love the fact that he says, you're a scientist so you'll understand the technical details, rather than, you're a little woman who obviously can't get to grips with anything mechanical.

And now I have unlimited amounts of hot water on demand. Which, actually, is pretty amazing; before this I'd probably have taken it for granted. Civilization is good.

Mmmmmmmmm bath tonight I think.


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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:October 31st, 2003 12:02 pm (UTC)
6 minutes after journal entry, 01:02 pm (pseudomonas's time)
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yay! hot water is gooood! and heating is gooood.
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From:doseybat
Date:October 31st, 2003 04:25 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry, 07:25 pm (doseybat's time)
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Civilization is good.

i never really appreciated this fact until the two week trek across the Urals in 1999. back in the old Moscow flat i was utterly *amazed*. the whole concept of cooking your food on a fire, and you do not need to feed it sticks. Stunning. and the way when it rains YOU DONT GET WET. there is no need to hide under plastic sheeting and then dry all your things afterwards.

our civilization has acheived a lot, whatever anyone says.
we have it good.
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From:livredor
Date:November 2nd, 2003 10:47 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 11:47 pm (livredor's time)

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Great story. Wow. I'd somehow missed that you'd been trekking through the wild part of Russia. I think I should print this comment out and stick it on my wall to remind myself how very lucky I am.
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From:doseybat
Date:November 2nd, 2003 11:15 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, November 3rd, 2003 02:15 am (doseybat's time)
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i did not mean you were insufficiently appreciative! (although having my thoughs stuck on walls is of course a very flattering idea).

it is strange, i was thinking today, how each person's existence is a battle with their particular set of monsters, no matter how lovely their life might look. it sounds so obvious now i have trapped it into a sentence *tries to formulate remainder of thought into more sentences*..
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From:darcydodo
Date:October 31st, 2003 05:01 pm (UTC)
5 hours after journal entry, 12:01 pm (darcydodo's time)
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OK, I retract what I said about you being like your mother. Well, in some respects. :P

Yay for hot water! (*tiny eye roll*, but I really have no room to talk)
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From:livredor
Date:November 2nd, 2003 10:55 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 11:55 pm (livredor's time)
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OK, I retract what I said about you being like your mother. Well, in some respects. :P
I do wish you wouldn't keep harping on about that; you know it upsets me.

but I really have no room to talk
That's lucky, cos I was expecting you to be scarily sarcastic in response to this post!
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darcydodo: ghost
From:darcydodo
Date:November 3rd, 2003 03:51 am (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, November 2nd, 2003 10:51 pm (darcydodo's time)
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Sorry. :(
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From:thalassius
Date:November 1st, 2003 01:48 pm (UTC)
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Civilization is good.

Yay! (This is why I never particularly understood the yearning for ye olde englande, when you had baths once a year if you were lucky, and all the mud huts leaked . . .)
Hence, Romans rock. Anyone whose first priority on arriving somewhere is to build a bath-house gets my vote.
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Date:November 4th, 2003 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Jews too then :)
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From:livredor
Date:November 4th, 2003 07:07 pm (UTC)
4 days after journal entry, 08:07 pm (livredor's time)

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Really? Mikveh first? I thought bet tinuk came before, and probly bet midrash as well, though I forget. And obviously a court, though maybe that doesn't have to be a physical building. Anyway, live and learn.
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